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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 3, 2006 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

I hate to be a naysayer but I'm DONE with the bit torrent thing. DONE. Tied up my computer for two days for what? A bunch of flac files that wouldn't convert, kept getting errors. Only the first set would convert then it turns out being an AUD ( an Oakland Colliseum audience mind you )instead of a SBD as promised.

Whew! Sorry, just had to vent. More power to you if it works for you all.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Oct 4, 2006 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

unclejohnnyd, I cherry pick the torrents, check out the source info and cross reference them with gdlive or the archive to make sure i know what I'm DL'n.
I've never had a problem other than being stranded in uploading and waiting for other leeches to DL (gotta love the terminology). www.shnflac.net and http://bt.etree.org have many reliable seeders who provide uncorrupted files and great info- like scarletfire, scarfire, gcsadoti, among many. Shows that Charlie Miller worked on are great quality.
I've tried a few torrent applications and so far utorrent 1.5 has worked best for me. Right now I'm DL'n a 3/23/74 Aud from shnflac, but only D2t1 to see what it sounds like before i commit to DL'n it all. (the utorrent1.5 has the option of DL'n seperate tracks-not just all or none)

This post was modified by cosmicharlie on 2006-10-04 13:35:31

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 4, 2006 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

Have some patience or ask for help. Never had problems with BTorrents other than slowness, but that can be avoided by downloading shows that have at least 3-4 seeders. I found, of all things, a Johhny Cash show from 90 on dimeadozen with over 200 seeders and it downloaded in 15 minutes. Believe it or not my 18 yr old daughter has found she likes Johnny. Kind of freaked out her friends as they are all pretty much top40/ hip hop/bs. I have however, taken a couple days to dl a show I really want that has 0-1 seeder on it. Doesn't tie up my machine at all- do have dsl? With the variety of stoff available thru bit torrents thats not available anywhere else, seems a minir price to pay(free).Don't give up.

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Poster: uncleJohnny Date: Oct 3, 2006 7:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

I would have to agree and say
cheers to that

On a Windows machine that is
I have some faith in other OS being able to handle the job

I predict that in the not to soon there will be readily available downloads for a reasonable price

cheers

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 3, 2006 8:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

I think so to but I hope it'll be a membership site rather than a per show thing.

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Poster: uncleJohnny Date: Oct 4, 2006 12:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-15.28916.sbeok.flac16

way off base but

roe jimmy roe

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Poster: uncleJohnny Date: Oct 3, 2006 8:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

Now that would be cool
audio and video
Im afraid unless its done right its going to have its limits
mayby it could go one step further and include hystory,lyrics,tics,handbills etc

Pool of the resources and pay for itself.

Clean up the Parking lot for a Fatty Burrito and a Filafle.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 4, 2006 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

I assume you know all those tix, posters, backstage passes, etc are available for Dead show on archive right?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 3, 2006 8:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

hmmmmm - i haven't done the bit torrent thing yet - partly because of the time involved (like you mentioned) - now i am REALLY less prone to try it. Thanks for the heads up.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 4, 2006 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

Don't give up wolf. Harold920 gives some pretty clear and simple steps. Have you seen whats available on sites like bt.etree.org, dimeadozen.org and shnflac.net. Man, if thats not incentive enough to learn and be patient then I'll fn put on your computer when I blow thru N.E. tomorrow. Actually I won't be close enough, but its really not that big a deal. I'll download a slow show while at work or asleep and its there in the morning or when I get back from work. Depending on the number of seeders, speeds can be 5x faster than archive. Its all about the number of seeders on a show, usually desinated uner the letter S.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Oct 3, 2006 8:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

The 2/26+28/73 shows are in the Dicks Picks collection. Buy them. The left overs from these two days are found on the E-tree Community tracker if you want all of the first sets...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 3, 2006 8:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

yup - do have those - great discs with great sound.

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 3, 2006 8:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

Well I don't want to be a bummer. Apparantly a lot of people have success with it but I just personally found it worthless. Aside from the AUD's here I've been getting plenty from gdlive. Also, that nugs.net has some great shows. They're the forbidden MP3's but hey I just downloaded the entire five nights of the from Egypt with love Winterland Oct 78 shows and they by and large sound great. And I did it in TWO days!

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 4, 2006 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

If you pull up the Dead shows on bt.etree.org or shnflac.net I can't imagine you'd think its worthless. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY worth the effort, which is minimal once you are up and running. If you can use archive, BT is one step away.

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 4, 2006 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

I didn't find that to be the case. It took me allmost two days to DL one show then when I tried to convert the whole second set crapped out again and again. I don't beleive my version of MKW will convert flac, I used a different't program. Both programs I had I got from a bt.tree DL so you would think it would have worked. Anyways so after all that effort I ended up with only the first set and it was a boomy sounding Oakland Colliseum audience NOT SBD. I imagine once I get what I can out there I might try it again but more likely will just start doing B&P's or trade. Do you guys have a PC or a Mac? That might tell us all the answer right there on how worth it it is or isn't.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Oct 4, 2006 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

No, the MKW tool won't convert flac, you need the flac frontend for those type files.
Btw, Which Oakland show on bt.etree.org did you have trouble with? I'd like to check those prob's out myself.
I use a regular PC, not Mac

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 4, 2006 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

I'd have to look it up. It was either the 89 or 90 new years run but I don't remember if it was the 27 or 28. Just was trying to get all the shows I went to.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 4, 2006 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

Cosmic charlies right- use flac frontend (ype it into google, I also remember there may be a sight called michaelwren.com from the guy who wrote the program. I had a problem or two way back when, but never since. Really worth trying to get it down. You have dsl right? If so, try it with a show that has tons of seeders to reduce your download time.

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 4, 2006 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

No I have cable modem. Should still work in theory though. I can't stream for sh*t at home but haven't had any problems dl'ing shn files

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 4, 2006 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

Assuming cable modem is like dsl, that should not be the problem. My guess is you chose a show running slow due to lack of seeders. This sounds repetitive-sorry.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 4, 2006 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

i wonder why so many people have trouble streaming. i got cable too and my streaming is great - stream is almost half done before the song is a minute in. very weird. should work pretty much the same for all us cable people. wonder if an admin or computer expert knows - i am computer stupid - IQ of .001

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 4, 2006 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

I don't have any problems streaming at work just at home. The only problem at work is I have to find excuses to be at my desk/bench. : )

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Oct 4, 2006 11:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

well i blow vapor trails intoward the stack, it streams fine! think tron

i usually play my stream thru musicmatch player, though on Winamp i can fast forward on a track

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Oct 4, 2006 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

and once it's DL'd (100%), you can convert the flac's or shorten files to wave. In the case of shorten files, make sure that in the "options" tab on the mkw Audio Compression Tool is NOT checked in the "delete input files after loosless processing" check box. That way you can DL and burn those converted files without causing an error messege that halts the torrent in the upload phase.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 3, 2006 8:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

forbidden mp3's - lol
so much has been trashed about mp3's. as long as you let the person know they are mp3's when you trade or just share - i dont see the problem that some people do. whenever i am not sure of the file type when i share, i just warn the recipient that "i just don't know." as long as it sounds good to me, and i am not uploading them anyware (like i know how - lol) - they sound good to me :)

if some poeple have a problem with them - to each his own. they still sound great in my bose home and car stereo system - some are a hell of a lot better that the shn/flac soundboards ive downloaded.
to those who disaggree with me...."I fart in your general direction" (sorry watched The Holy Grail last night)

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Oct 3, 2006 8:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

the bulk of this show is on dick's pick 28.great cd by the way,with that goey drippy 73 sound,good for your head.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Oct 3, 2006 8:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

damn you beat me to the punch cousin.

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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Oct 4, 2006 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

Hey Unclejohnny,
MKW has long since stopped being supported online. It still works fine for SHN, but the program you need to get - THE best I've ever used - is Db Power Amp. Free to DL. Go get it online. Has lots of plug-in codecs to convert flac, ape and even wv extension files. It does everything. Good luck.
Dr. Flashback :-)

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 4, 2006 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/73 Lincoln, NE.

Thanks for the tip. I did have something to convert and it did work for the first set which indicates to me I waited forever for a screwed up file. It's ok though. I'll probably revisit the bit torrent thing IF I ecome desperate but right now there's plenty for me to pile on the plate : )

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